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Maarit Mäkelä

Maarit Mäkelä works as an artist in the junction of ceramics and fine art. She has had several solo exhibitions in Finland and has taken part in frequent joint exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Mäkelä’s work deals with femininity. She has discussed this theme broader in her doctoral dissertation Saveen piirtyviä muistoja. Subjektiivisen luomisprosessin ja sukuopuolen representaatioita [Memories on clay: representations of subjective creation process and gender] (University of Art and Design Helsinki 2003). During years 2004-2006 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.

At the moment she works as a coordinator in the Design Connections Doctoral Programme. Her research interests lie in practice-led research and Women’s Studies, especially the visual representations of female body. She is co-editor of the anthology The Art of Research. Research Practices in Art and Design (University of Art and Design Helsinki 2006). Her most recent articles include "What works? Experiments in practice-led research in Art and Design" (in: In Making, University of Johannesburg 2011) and "Crafting narratives. Using historical context as a reflective tool" (Craft research 2, 2011, with Riikka Latva-Somppi). In 2010 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Artistic research and Material-based art at Aalto University of Art and Design.
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